Beats, boats, and the beach -- that's what summer's all about. And even though us hard workers still have to face the work week ahead, summer nights are meant to be enjoyed no matter what day it is.
Check the cut for Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week, from EDM to trap to ska.
Long live the summer!
Palmbomen. With La Minitk, Goodroid, and Henry Krinkle. Thursday, July 25, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Get ready to sweat... Palmbomen's gonna make you lose your body with his "early-'80s New Wave/ industrial aesthetic of coldwave/ twist of Italo-disco" vibrations.
Brillz. With Vaski and Lemony Snickettes. Friday, July 26, 10 p.m., Grand Central, 697 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $25-$40 via ticketfly.com. You better "shake that ass and bounce those hips if you came to party" with Brillz and Vaski. Because "if you haven't danced yet, what the fuck did you come for?"
Slum Village. Dirty Slums tour with ArtOfficial. Friday, July 26, 10 p.m., the Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via brownpapertickets.com. The lyrical, suave gents of Slum Village are "cravin' yo goodies and can't ignore it." It must be the heat... Or just the "Summer Breeze."
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Vans Warped Tour. With Hawthorne Heights, Reel Big Fish, Allstar Weekend, Outasight, Sleeping with Sirens, the Used, Motion City Soundtrack, Super Water Symphony, and others. Saturday, July 27, 11 p.m., Cruzan Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach; 561-795-8883; cruzanamphitheatre.net. Tickets cost $30.50-$47.50 plus fees via livenation.com. How 'bout a mini road trip to West Palm Beach to make you feel 16 again? The 51 ska/rock/hip-hop bands including Hawthorne Heights, Reel Big Fish, and other groups of the ilk, and the thousands of screaming, sweaty fans invading Cruzan Ampitheatre for Warped Tour should do the trick.
Beacon. With Juan Maclean. Saturday, July 27, 10 p.m., Bardot, 3456 North Miami Ave., Miami; 305-576-7750; bardotmiami.com. Tickets cost $12-$15 plus fees via showclix.com. Beacon invites you to "explore the dark side of... sweet melody... that's as seductive as it is subtly discomfiting." We're pretty sure their deep, melancholic, emotional vibes will take you there and "Bring You Back."